News in engineered wood products mass timber

Canadian Government Funding Hybridized Mass Timber Materials Development Study

The Government of Canada, through the Green Construction Through Wood Program, is funding a study of hybridized mass timber materials to be developed for achieving reduction in carbon emissions and expansion in design possibilities. Construction firms EllisDon and DIALOG have been the recipients of more than $550,000 (CAD) of the funding.

Icon Architects Reveals Its Design for North America’s Tallest Mass-Timber Building

On Friday, Canadian studio Icon Architects released its design for a 31-story tower in Toronto, that if completed would be the tallest mass-timber structure in North America. According to Icon Architects, the building is planned as a residential tower and will use cross-laminated timber (CLT) as the material for the tower’s floors and for some of its walls.

Intelligent City Offers Three-Pronged Approach to Sustainable and Affordable Mass Timber Construction

Vancouver, BC-based Intelligent City has been on a quest for over the past ten years to automate the construction of sustainable buildings. Intelligent City offers sustainability and affordability through a three-pronged approach, offering a software platform that designs buildings, an automated manufacturing process, and the use of mass timber.

Pacific Woodtech to Acquire LP Building Solutions’ Engineered Wood Products Business and SolidStart® Brand

LP Building Solutions (LP) today announced an agreement with Pacific Woodtech to acquire LP’s engineered wood products business for $210 million. The acquisition includes LP’s laminated veneer lumber and I-joist manufacturing facilities in three states/provinces, associated timber license assets, and the SolidStart® brand.